The moment we hear the name ‘Angelina Jolie’, we think about movies, Hollywood and stardom. However, Angelina Jolie is not only about glamour and fame. There is a lot that this actress has achieved even away from the screen. The biggest lesson an individual can learn from Angelina Jolie is to make use of stardom for a humanitarian cause or social cause.
Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly one of the best actresses in Hollywood. She has delivered some fabulous performances. A look at the Forbes list of 2009 and 2011 will make you realize that she was also the highest paid actress in Hollywood, an achievement that not many have able to match up with. For majority of actors, their identity mainly revolves around the movies that they have done or the kind of characters they have played. However, this is not the case with Angelina Jolie, at least in United States of America. Here, she is more known for the kind of noble work that she has done and continues to do so even today.
This is one of the qualities that every individual should have, especially the ones who have the name and fame that can attract attention. Other celebs from Hollywood and even other film industries can use their stardom for a good and social cause. It is a well known fact that many people follow their favorite celeb and the kind of activities he/she takes up. Hence, by embracing a good cause, the celebrity is actually helping it by attracting thousands of followers from all parts of the world.
Angelina Jolie had stated that she witnessed some of the most horrifying scenes when she was shooting for Lara Croft in Cambodia. That was the time when she decided that she has to do some work for the refugees. Angelina Jolie got in touch with United Nations and got information about different regions of the world where refugees are a common site. She started visiting countries and regions with immense problems and issues. One of the reasons why Angelina Jolie is regarded very highly for her humanitarian work is because during her visits, she never made anybody feel that she is a huge Hollywood star. During each visit, she lived a life of a refugee and this speaks volume about this actress.
This just proves that a celebrity has a lot of power. If actors decide to use their stardom in the right manner, a lot can be achieved. This not only applies to celebrities, but other successful professionals as well. Sport personalities, successful entrepreneurs as well as other noted individuals can use their success in order to cover a social cause.